A PONTARDAWE man stripped to his neck scarf in a bid to save bulls from slaughter in Spain.

Robert Lewis took part in the Running of the Nudes' in Pamploma.

It is the third time Mr Lewis, of Trebanos, has travelled to Spain to protest about the treatment of the bulls.

The Running of the Bulls' is an annual event.

The animals are poked with electric prods and sharp sticks to make them run through the streets of the tourist resort and are then killed.

The Running of the Nudes has generated international media attention.

"Tormenting and butchering animals for entertainment is something straight out of the Dark Ages", says campaign co-ordinator Lauren Bowey.

"Unlike the sadistic bull run and bullfights, our Running of the Nudes pleases the crowd."